5.01 MARY BYRNE OF KINGSTOWN, (1803 - 1897), was born 1803 in Sleaty. She was baptised in 1839 in the Church of Ireland, Carlow Prior to the family home and Sleaty estates being sold in 1864, Mary, then aged 60, left Sleaty to go to live with her uncle Patrick Kinchella in Rathrush, nr. Ballon, Co. Carlow. She took with her Eliza's daughters Mary (Clare)then aged 24, and Emily, then aged abt.19. Mary was of independent means as she received an annuity of £90 per annum from the Sleaty estates. Eventually she went to live in Kingstown ( now Dunlaoire ), Co. Dublin,where her nieces Emily and Clare (daughters of Gerald) joined her. There they ran a drapers shop in Georges St. in the centre of Kingstown. Following the sale of Sleaty the family was broken up. Gerald, her brother had emigrated on his own to the USA in 1852, Eliza ,her sister in law stayed on in Sleaty for 12 years when in 1864 the Encumnbered Estates Court took possession of the estates and sold the lands . Gerald of Clonmel recalls meeting Mary in Kingstown in 1888 when she was nearly 90 years old. She died on the 21st November 1897, aged 94, at her home in no. 22 Northumberland Ave., Kingstown( Dunlaoire ). She left the house and the family documents( from Sleaty ) to Mary( Dolly) Fennessy, (nee Byrne) of Clonmel. Dolly confirmed in an extant note that the original marriage settlement document of Charles and Julia was in her possesion. Amongst her papers there would have been a copy of the" Ui Faelan" geneology recently published in 1875 in the Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland by the Rev. Francis Shearman. 'A glass plate photograpgh was made of this and it has formed the basis of this whole research into the Byrne family of Cion more and why it was always passed down that we were directly descended from Feagh macHugh O'Byrne of Glenmalure. ( more of this later) Mary was buried in an unmarked grave No. 95 North 1. in Deansgrange Cemetary, Co. Dublin.Ref No. 16187 It was also recorded that she was a RC. The internment was managed by her nephew, (Paul) John Byrne of Limerick ( Son of Gerald of Arkansas)
5.02 GERALD BYRNE OF ARKANSAS, Was born 1804 in Sleaty. (of whom, more later) He married at the age of 36, in 1840, Eliza Clare, dau. of Patrick Bolger, Esq. of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Eliza was born in 1818, married at 22, and she died in Kingstown in 1898, aged 80. She was buried in an unmarked grave in Deansgrange Cemetary, Co. Dublin. Ref No. 16798. The internment was managed by a Michael McGrath.
5.03 CHARLES BYRNE OF NEW ORLEANS, was born 1805 in Sleaty. In 1851, at the age of 46, he left Ireland for Liverpool, where he boarded the immigrant ship, the "Hercules" bound for New Orleans. Charles worked in New Orleans as a mercantile clerk until he died in 1865, aged 60, a bachelor. He never returned to Ireland but in his will he left his earttlly goods to his family and relatives in the value of ????
5.04 PATRICK BYRNE OF SLEATY, was born abt 1806 in Sleaty.